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For our Geo Quiz today we were looking for a city in Sweden that is home to car-maker Volvo. The answer is Gothenburg. Singer-songwriter Maia Hirasawa has written a song about the city on her new CD. She speaks to anchor Marco Werman about it.

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For today's Geo-Quiz, we're headed to the west coast of Sweden. We're looking for Sweden's second-largest city.

This city was founded in 1621...but today, it may be best known as the home of car and truck maker Volvo.

Volvo is now owned by Ford, and it's the city's largest employer.

But like the rest of the auto industry it's hit hard times. Today, though, there was some good news for Volvo.

The Swedish government said it would likely agree to guarantee a huge bank loan for the company.

That might mean a happier ending for Volvo than for another Swedish car-maker, Saab, which the Swedish government has refused to bail out.

Still, for Volvo -- and its workers in this city -- there are many bumps in the road ahead.

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Sales have tumbled and there have been thousands of layoffs.

So, can you name the city that Volvo calls home?

We'll have the answer in today's Global Hit...

For our Geo Quiz today we were looking for a city in Sweden that is home to car-maker Volvo. The answer is Gothenburg.

Singer-songwriter Maia Hirasawa has written a song about the city on her new CD. She speaks to anchor Marco Werman about it here.

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